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Battle of Valmy


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(1792)

The first important engagement of the French Revolutionary wars. Near a small village on the road between Verdun and Paris the French commander-in-chief, Charles-François Dumouriez, with the belated assistance of Marshal François Christophe Kellermann, defeated the Duke of Brunswick's German troops. The French, whose morale was low after a series of defeats, were at first obliged to withdraw, but rallied the next day and forced Brunswick to retreat.

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